Jan. 15, 1998
Cameron Named Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations
Chris Cameron, a 19-year veteran of intercollegiate athletics,
has been named Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations
at Boston College, according to an announcement by Athletic
Director Gene DeFilippo.
Cameron comes to BC after five years as head of his own sports marketing venture in Atlanta, where his clients have included more than two dozen college athletic teams and conferences. In addition, he was the broadcast information manager at the basketball venue for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, and he coordinated marketing efforts for the nationally-televised (ABC) Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards for two years.
Prior to moving to Atlanta, Cameron was Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at the University of Kentucky from 1988 to 1993, where he directed all UK media relations efforts and served as the primary media contact for former Kentucky coach and current Boston Celtics head coach Rick Pitino. While at UK, Cameron's publications received numerous national awards, including back-to-back (1992-93) "Best in the Nation" honors for the Kentucky men's basketball media guide and a "Best in the Nation" award for writing (1993).
Cameron was Associate Sports Information Director and Director of Promotions at the University of Florida from 1982 to 1987 and Director of Communications for a Gainesville, Fla. public relations firm from 1987 to 1988.
Cameron, 37, a native of Ashland, Ky., and a 1982 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he worked in the school's sports information office for three years as a student. He is a former national chairman of the CoSIDA GTE Academic All-America program and has directed or served on media coordination teams for events such as the NCAA Final Four, the Kentucky Derby and the U.S. Olympic Festival. He also served as a production team volunteer for the 1996 Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies.
"Chris is one of the very best SID's in the country," DeFilippo said. "I worked with Chris for five years at the University of Kentucky and found that his work ethic and professionalism are second to none. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position and is a perfect fit for Boston College."